### The School Day

We will continue with staggered start and finish times, to ease the likely hood of congestion at these times of the day.  We would kindly ask that the school grounds are not used as a ‘catch up’ meeting place and that we all follow the rule of ‘Drop and Go’ – drop your children at the required time and go as quickly as you can.  This is again, to ease any large groups forming.

After the first 2 days we will ask Year 5 and Year 6 parents to leave their children at the gate and let them walk into school independently. As a general rule always walk on the left when you are entering school grounds.

Year 5 and Year 3 will enter school through the usual entrance and Year 4 and year 6 will enter their classes through their outside classroom doors.

Children now will refrain from scooting or riding their bikes on the school grounds. Once they arrive at the gate they will need to dismount.

CLASS:                                                                                                START TIME:                                                   FINISH TIME:

Nursery                                                                                               8:45am                                                             11:45am

Reception                                                                                           8:55am                                                             3:05pm

Year 1                                                                                                  9.05am                                                             3:15pm

Year 2                                                                                                  8.50am                                                             3.00pm

Year 3                                                                                                  9.10am                                                             3.15pm

Year 4                                                                                                  9.00am                                                             3.05pm

Year 5                                                                                                  8.50am                                                             3.00pm

Year 6                                                                                                  8.45am                                                             2.55pm

### School Hours

Nursery - Orange Class

8:45 - 11:45   or

Nursery - Lemon Class

12:30 - 15:30

Reception to Year 6

8:50 - 12:30

13:30 - 15:30

Doors are opened at 08:50 to make sure that children are in class by 08:55, ready for registration.

### Attendance

Regular attendance and good punctuality are essential if a child is to gain maximum benefit from her or his education and develop good habits for life. The national expectation for attendance is 96%.

We have a system of awards for excellent attendance and punctuality and we hope that you will support us in both these areas. Where attendance or punctuality is poor, it may be necessary to involve the Education Welfare Officer.

We do hope that you will not take family holidays during the school term as this is very disruptive to your child’s education. If there is no alternative and you have to take your holiday in term time, the maximum period that can be authorised is 10 days in any school year. Permission to take your child out of school must be obtained from the Governors via the school office.

### Absence & Illness

In the event of your child being away from school, an explanatory note must be handed to the class teacher on return. It would be most helpful if you would telephone the school on the first day of your child’s absence to let us know why he or she is unable to attend school.